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My Year In Review 2021

Creativity and new directions in post-lockdown times

Teresa Flavin with Free Little Library community book exchange she painted in 2021 With the Free Little Library in 2021.

It might seem a little bit early to review my life at the beginning of December, but we’re coming […]

By |2023-02-08T12:07:37+00:00December 4th, 2021|General Updates, News|Comments Off on My Year In Review 2021

My Free Little Library Art Adventure

Teresa Flavin next to the free little library art she createdDuring lockdown in January 2021, a plastic drawer unit filled with books appeared outside a home in our neighbourhood. Its kind owner left a simple handwritten note on it: TAKE A BOOK, LEAVE A BOOK. This was […]

By |2023-02-08T12:04:52+00:00November 19th, 2021|Events, Inspirations, News|Comments Off on My Free Little Library Art Adventure

It’s a Revision Thing

September reminds me of returning to school and new beginnings.

I’ve always felt a charge of creative energy when the autumn comes. This year is no different, despite the challenges we all are facing. In some ways, September feels more like the start of a new year than New Year’s Day. And, in a way, I have […]

By |2020-09-21T15:38:20+00:00September 21st, 2020|My Current Projects, News|Comments Off on It’s a Revision Thing

I have joined Instagram!

The only surprise is why it took me so long to discover Instagram! But I am finally posting images here and it’s feeling fine. And here’s the really nice thing – it is acting as a prompt to play more with photography, to post quick paintings and sketches and to interact with readers as […]

By |2023-02-08T12:07:03+00:00December 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on I have joined Instagram!

Summer Highlights: Leeds West Indian Carnival 50th Anniversary Project

As summer highlights go, this one is right up there. In the spring I had the honour of being asked to create an illustrated map for the Leeds West Indian Carnival‘s 50th anniversary as part of a Heritage Lottery Grant project.

Every late August bank holiday, the Carnival brings colour, […]

By |2017-09-23T16:02:55+00:00September 22nd, 2017|General Updates, Illustration, My Current Projects, News|Comments Off on Summer Highlights: Leeds West Indian Carnival 50th Anniversary Project

Jet Black Heart News!


This is a pretty cool surprise: JET BLACK HEART has been shortlisted for the 2016 Coventry Inspiration Book Award in the 11-16 ‘Rapid Reads’ category. It’s in a splendid list of eight books by great authors. That list will go through elimination rounds and be whittled down to three finalists.


By |2017-08-21T07:39:04+00:00September 5th, 2015|About My Books, News|Comments Off on Jet Black Heart News!

Inspiration Monday! A Great Day Out.

teresa-flavin-big-posterThis fantastic poster greeted me when I arrived at Allerton High School yesterday. The excellent team of students who organised my day of speaking and bookmaking with visiting primary pupils also made a variety of wonderful posters, flip charts, bookmarks and certificates. They were all charming, friendly […]

By |2017-05-20T12:28:59+00:00June 30th, 2015|Events, News|Comments Off on Inspiration Monday! A Great Day Out.
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